Top 15 - Friday September 13th to Sunday September 15th
|9/13/13||Insidious Chapter 2||514,220||2.83||-19.60%|
|11/22/13||The Hunger Games: Catching Fire||6,342||3.74||15.45%|
|11/20/15||The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2||5,822||1.57||-70.65%|
|11/08/13||Thor: The Dark World||5,751||2.12||-44.01%|
|6/27/14||Transformers: Age Of Extinction||5,354||7.28||421.36%|
|9/27/13||Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2||5,087||2.08||-47.83%|
|9/20/13||Battle of the Year||4,752||1.97||-56.78%|
|5/01/15||The Avengers: Age of Ultron||4,445||2.86||-10.03%|
|7/17/15||Untitled Superman and Batman Film||3,343||3.32||-19.38%|
- Insidious Chapter 2 destroyed everything else on Twitter over the weekend as it generated four times more traffic than every single other wide release film COMBINED. Staggering just how much buzz it managed to account for. It came in higher than The Conjuring (450,395) and Paranormal Activity 4 (410,587) to vault into the top spot in the horror genre in terms of opening weekend buzz.
- Transformers: Age Of Extinction got a nice little bump over the weekend thanks to set photos of new lead Mark Wahlberg surfacing and on the news that his kids will make cameos in the film as well. This is going to be simply massive, i.e it will fit right in with its heavyweight franchise siblings.
- While it might have taken a bath at the box office in its second week, Riddick held up quite well on Twitter over the weekend. Dropping just 50% over its opening weekend returns. With that being said it got a huge bump on Sunday thanks to news sites reporting its weekend estimates and hefty 60+% North American drop from opening weekend. Still, it is doing well internationally and its possible it could double its NA returns in foreign markets.
- Battle Of The Year popped up on the list but it is miles below other recent hits, most notable Pitch Perfect. The latter generated huge buzz leading up to its release (it had 30,000+ tweets over its weekend before release) thanks to early reviews and clips, something which Battle just hasn't been able to. With it attempting to lure in the teen audience as a base I have a hard time seeing it breaking out with this level of buzz of lack thereof.